Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pick-up Happy Birthday

I copied my Sis' Judy's Pick-Up card to make this Birthday card, she found the idea at Lisa Young's site here.  I added a moon to mine...makes it kinda romantic! 
I used Old Olive CS for the landscape and Soft Suede CS for the card base.  The happy birthday is from the Perfect Punches Stamp Set and punched with the Large Oval Punch and sponged with Soft Suede Ink.  I made the moon by sponging a pice of Very Vanilla CS and punching with the 1-1/4" Round Punch to make a sliver of a moon.  The ribbon is Pear Pizzaz Stitched Poly.  The pick-up is from the Countryside Stamp Set on Water Color Paper and I colored it with pencils and the blender pen.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

More Birthday Cards

Well, here are a few more Birthday Cards ~ one for my Grandaughter who lives in New Hampshire, one for my Step-Daughter who lives in Oceanside and the other for my little Sister who lives in Burson.

Courney's card I used Basic Black CS and Poppy Parade CS cut with the Bigz XL Tasteful Trim Die and run through the Finial Press Embossing Folder .  The stamped flower is from Every Moment Stamp Set stamped with Whisper White Craft Ink and layered on a circle of Poppy Parade CS and then a Scallop Circle out of Very Vanilla CS and sponged with Poppy Parade Ink.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes punched with the Word Window Punch and layered onto Poppy Parade CS punched with the Modern Label Punch.  I added some  Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

The one I created for Holly I found on Stamping last week.  I love how the embossing folder matches the Elegant Sorie'e DSP.  The Happy Birthday is from Perfect Punches Stamp Set, the background Baja Breeze CS was run through the Elegant Lines Embossing Folder with a strip of Crumb Cack CS across and 3 Basic Pearls and more Basic Pearls earls in the deeply embossed Baja Breeze design.  The backing layer is Crumb Cake on a Very Vanilla CS base.  The Happy Birthday is punched with the Large Oval Punch and layered onto Crumb Cake CS punched with the Extra Large Decorative Label  Punch.
The last one I made for my little Sister using Old Olive CS for the Card Base and Blushing Bride CS punched with the Corner Rounder Punch and run through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I added a strip of the Wide Old Olive Striped Ribbon and with Blushing Bride Stitched Poly Ribbon.  The kitty is from the Every Little Bit Stamp Set layered onto Blushing Bride CS punched with Circle Punch, then a layer of Early Espresso and then the Scallop Circle from Old Olive CS and all layers were sponged with Early Espresso Ink.  The Happy Birthday is from Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set punched with the Word Window Punch and layered on Blushing Bride CS punched with the Modern Label Punch and another layer with the Modern Lable Punch that goes with the Bigz Curly Label Die punched from Early Espresso CS.  I added some Basic Pearls to each side of the Happy Birthday.

Hope they all have Wonderful Birthdays and a year filled with love and family.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kitty Crittermas Notebook

Sorry I've been away ~ we had our trip to Idaho and while we were away I turned my puter off.....well, when we returned, it didn't!  It's been in the hospital for a few days and just got it back today...woo hoo!!!! 

Here's a little notebook I made and took with us on our trip and gave it to our new found daughter ~ she loved it.  I got the idea from Angie Juda's Chic n' Scratch blog, she's so awesome.  I have her as a favorite on the side of my blog, be sure to visit her often.

I used colored pencils and blender pens to color the little kitten that is in the Merry Crittermas Stamp Set.  I used one of the circle punches to cut it out with a scallop circle and the Decorative Label Punch, all sponged with Early Espresso Ink.  The striped paper is from the Jolly Holiday DSP.  Thanks for looking!

Thursday, November 11, 2010


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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Gift Card Holder

I found this gift card holder at It's A Stamp Thing, isn't it cute. Check out her blog for instructions.  I used Baja Breeze CS for the base, Candy Cane Christmas Specialty DSP and Real Red Satin Ribbon and CS.  The little button was punched with the Sizzix Die Buttons #5 with Linen Thread tied in the center.  The Very Merry is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set.  The Snowflake is from the Decorative Strip Northern Frost out of Whisper White CS.  You can't see the inside but I punched a half-circle with the 1-3/4" circle punch to make it easier to retrieve the gift card.  I cut the banner free-hand and attached unter the snowflake.  The ribbon is created by using two oval punches, punch the smaller one first and then the bigger one and put all 6 together to form the ribbon.

Candy Wrapper Rudolph

I saw this little candy treat holder on Kay Sha's site Creations on Paper and just had to try and create one!  I used the Candy Wrapper Die for the box and cut the reindeer's face from the Oval Punch and added some googly eyes and the nose is a Basic Pearl Jewel that I colored with the Real Red Marker and put clear embossing powder on and heated.  I used the Old Olive 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon around the middle of the box and the anlers were cut from the Sizzix Die Scribbles Swirls and I just cut off one part of it and glued to the back of his head.  The box is Rich Razzleberry CS.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

More Birthday Cards

I got a couple more Birthday cards made for my November friends and family.  I think I've done these before, just with different color combinations so I won't go into all the recipes...  Let me know if you have any questions though, I'll gladly share anything you need to know.  I do love the punches for the bird,blossoms, heart and sayings.  The embossing folder for the background makes creating easier too, not to speak of the little jewels and pearls.

Hope the recipients like them.

Happy Stampin'  :o)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Little Desk

I saw this little desk posted on a blog quite some time ago and printed out the picture.  Today my puter was sick (didn't want to turn on for me) ... so I had time to play instead of surfing all day!!!  Here's my version of what I found on Madeline Morcelo's site The Stamping Studio.  Hope you like it?  I used the Matchbox Die cut for the drawers using Chocolate Chip CS and little brads from the neutrals collection.  The top of the desk is Crumb Cake CS with a layer of Bashful Blue CS.  The desk pad is Crumb Cake CS with Whisper White CS.  The little cup is Chocolate Chip CS wrapped with linen thread and secured with a little Bronze Clip.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Sympathy Card

I don't like having to make Sympathy Cards because it means someone that means a lot to me has lost someone they loved very much.  My Step-Niece lost her Mother-in-Law last week and I wanted to let her know that we were thinking of her and her family. 
I used Melon Mambo for the Card Base and the Scallop Edge at the bottom and the Scallop Circle.  The Stampe Sets I used were Upsy Daisy (love that one) and Teeny Tiny Words.  I Used Small Oval Punch and Scallop Oval Punch and some Basic earl Jewels.  The ribbon is Blushing Bride Poly Ribbon and the layer underneath is Blushing Bride CS.  The second layer I ran through the Finial Press Embossing Folder and sponged with Melon Mambo Ink.  I sponged around the Circle and Oval with Melon Mambo Ink also.  I stamped the background using a stamp from the Confetti set (can't see to good in the picture).

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Little Drawer Box

There were instructions this week on Splitcoast Stampers for this cute little box called Santa's Drawers.  I didn't do mine in Christmas, but followed all the instructions and created my own version of a "just for you" set of drawers.  I used Concord Crush CS and the Concord Crush DSP.  The stamps are from Hodgepodge Happiness Stamp Set with Hodgepodge Hardware for the bottom drawer and Antique Brads for the two top pulls.  Concord Crush 1/2" Stitched Poly Ribbon and one of the Rhinestone Jewels for a little bling.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Wendy's Birthday Card

November is a big Birthday month for us.  Here's the first of several cards I need to get into the mail.
I used Basic Gray CS for the card base and Pink Pirouette CS for the first layer and ran it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots Impression Folder on the bottom half.  The Melon Mambo CS was used for the backing on the greeting Birthday Wishes from the Watercolor Trio Stamp Set.  I used the Decorative Label Punch and punched out one White CS and one Melon Mambo CS, cut the white ones in two and made a backing for the Melon Mambo label.  I cut the stamped image out with the Small Oval and sponged with Melon Mambo Ink.  I added 3 Basic Pearls below the greeting.  The flowers on the top are from the Just Believe Stamp Set.  I added Basic Pearls to two of the flowers and I sponged the edge of that with the Melon Mambo ink also.  The Rick-Rack across the center of the card is Melon Mambo CS cut with the Bigz Die Tasteful Trim.  I used more flowers on the inside stamped with Melon Mambo and Basic Gray Ink.  Sure hope Wendy likes her card.  She's in New Hampshire so it has a long way to travel to get to her.